Thomas Bates

Rookie - 46 Points [Thom] (11/20/1973)

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Poetry is a love of mine, second only to music. I don't believe in constricting poems by rhyme, but meter, rhythm and unconventional rhyming are important in how I compose my work. Saying that, I know I shouldn't call it 'work, ' being that it SEEMS to be laborious these days, and not when I wrote a lot of this stuff. At the time of the majority of these poems' first drafts, it was more of a ... more »

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Observations From A Distance

I watched
her
warm sun reflecting
against her soft American hair
on her head, brushed to the side, sweetly swept
enhancing a face of obscurity
and unseen hand of precious care
that held lightly to my heart.

my pupils cause some wonderment in others,
psychiatrists of the face,
the donut shop people and pharmacy 'look-arounds, '
just about anyone who looks
close enough to look into my eyes
and too many do,
and seeing how large they actually are.
they must wonder if I am on drugs, at any moment
but
I'm honestly there, ...

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